Laser Scanning Microscope

A confocal laser scanning microscope scans a sample surface sequentially, either point by point, or multiple points at once. The acquired information is assembled into an image. The result is a collection of optical sections with high contrast and high resolution in x, y and z .

type

Zeiss LSM Pascal 5

field of view

1800x1800 until 180x180µm

lateral resolution

 2 until 0.3µm

detectable differences in height

mm until 0.3µm

 

The instrument is also equipped with a digital camera and can be used as a conventional reflected-light microscope.